Guides and factsheets

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TPS 2007: actuarially reduced benefits and phased retirement

This pension factsheet explains how your benefits will be reduced if you retire between the ages of 55 and 60 years without having been awarded premature or ill-health retirement, and issues surrounding phased retirement.

TPS 2007: approaching retirement

This pension factsheet provides a guide to what to do on approaching your retirement, including how to apply to ensure that your benefits are paid on time.

TPS 2007: improving your pension prospects

A pension factsheet setting out ways of improving your pension prospects, including investing your spare cash in the Teachers' Pension Scheme and buying into the teachers' Additional Voluntary Contribution Scheme.

TPS 2007: death benefits and survivor's pensions

A pension factsheet aimed at teachers, lecturers and support staff currently in service or recently retired, which explains how death benefits can vary due to circumstances at the time of death.

TPS 2007: leaving teaching or lecturing but not retiring

This pension factsheet explains how benefits can be preserved in the Teachers' Pension Scheme if you leave teaching or lecturing, and how benefits can be transferred to another pension scheme.

TPS 2007: ill-health retirement

This pension factsheet provides valuable information on applying for ill-health retirement, the rules by which it is awarded and how benefits are calculated.

TPS 2007: premature retirement compensation

This pension factsheet sets out details on how to gain access to premature retirement compensation if you are made redundant or if your employment is terminated 'in the efficient discharge of the employer's function'.

TPS 2007: re-employment after retirement

This factsheet demonstrates how taking up certain kinds of employment after drawing your pension could affect the benefits you received from the Teachers' Pension Scheme.

TPS 2007: national insurance modification

This pension factsheet explains how and why National Insurance modification can be deducted at the state retirement age.

TPS 2007: part-time and supply teaching, and part-time lecturing pensions

This pension factsheet outlines the action part-time and supply teachers should take to make their service pensionable, and illustrates how the resulting pension is calculated.